FootyMAD's West Ham United match preview

Last updated : 22 January 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the West Ham United v Derby County fixture

Derby County face a trip to West Ham United at Boleyn Ground at lunchtime on Sunday, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 35 games played, Rams have recorded 5 wins, and West Ham Utd. have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a League Division One match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Wed 29 SepDerby County1 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP
2003/2004Sat 10 AprWest Ham Utd.0 - 0Derby CountyCHMP
2003/2004Sat 04 OctDerby County0 - 1West Ham Utd.CHMP
2001/2002Wed 26 DecWest Ham Utd.4 - 0Derby CountyPREM
2001/2002Sat 08 SepDerby County0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM
2000/2001Sat 14 AprWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Derby CountyPREM
2000/2001Mon 06 NovDerby County0 - 0West Ham Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

West Ham United have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A generous 8 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The Rams have had a decent run of form away from home recently, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 9 goals for the Rams, and 9 goals against.

West Ham Utd. lie just outside the playoff positions in the Coca-Cola Championship, picking up 45 points from their 29 games so far. Derby County's 42 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
West Ham Utd.6312101010
Derby County6303589

FootyMad's prediction ...

Derby County are certainly at their peak on the road, though your FootyMad panel sees this as a stern test, and one from which they may have to settle for a draw. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
West Ham Utd. 4 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Derby County 3 successive away victories.
6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.